Marcos Jr. benefited from Facebook – study

The Marcos network painstakingly seeded disinformation and reshaped the narrative surrounding the Marcos on Facebook over the years prior to build ‘an entire fortress of Marcos supporters’ MANILA, Philippines – From 2014 to 2022, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son of the late dictator and the presumptive president of the Philippines, astutely made use of … Read more

Windmills in Marcos Jr.’s campaign symbolize return to Marcosian ‘golden age’ – study

Despite being proven as not a project of Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., the Bangui Windmills have been a fixture in his campaign, promising a return to the infrastructure-building spree of his father’s dictatorship. MANILA, Philippines – The use of Bangui Windmills in Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s presidential campaign has become symbolic of the idea that … Read more

Internet propaganda affected the 2016 and 2019 PH elections – study

MANILA, Philippines – Widespread “fake news” and internet affected the 2016 and 2019 Philippine elections, according to the findings of a study conducted by a De La Salle University (DLSU) researcher. “Fake News, Internet Propaganda, and Philippine Elections: Episode 1 – 2016 to 2019,” a study conducted by Gerardo V. Eusebio, a professional lecturer from … Read more

Anti-Robredo posts appear in bursts – study

The trend, which may indicate collective or coordinated action, is not seen in anti-Duterte and anti-Marcos posts MANILA, Philippines – Negative contents on Facebook about Vice President Leni Robredo are posted in bursts of activities over a one or two-month period, a study analyzing trends in political posts among Philippine Facebook groups observed. The bursts … Read more

Envi coalition’s study names Robredo, Pangilinan, Bello as greenest bets

MANILA, Philippines – Among the presidential bets, only Vice President Leni Robredo and labor leader Ka Leody de Guzman had green track records. This is according to the findings of Panatang Luntian’s fact-check research study that zoomed into the positions of the presidential and vice presidential candidates. The goal of the study is to help … Read more

Inadequate ‘Araling Panlipunan’ reason public is vulnerable to disinformation – study

An FEU study finds out that ‘Araling Panlipunan’ failed to impart critical thinking, a skill crucial to navigating the disinformation-polluted cyberspace MANILA, Philippines – A study by the Far Eastern University (FEU) Public Policy Center found out that there is a need for critical thinking given the large amounts of information we encounter day to … Read more

YouTube videos on Marcos Jr. designed to win him the election – study

A study found that narratives about the Marcos Jr. range from endearing him to viewers to discrediting the upcoming 2022 presidential elections, all for the sake of putting a Marcos back in Malacañang MANILA, Philippines – A study by the Far Eastern University (FEU) Public Policy Center looked into the narratives of election-related “alternative videos” … Read more

Marcos, Robredo supporters mixing hashtags on Twitter as political strategy – study

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. And Leni Robredo’s supporters are actively mixing hashtags in favor of each other’s competitor to reach the other camp’s supporters and further engagement MANILA, Philippines – A new study found that supporters of Presidential candidates Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo were actively mixing hashtags in favor of their … Read more

Non-political Facebook pages used for election disinformation – study

MANILA, Philippines – A new study found that non-political Facebook pages in the Philippines participated in election discourse by sharing content from partisan sources and cascading posts about political candidates. They were also found to be engaged in disinformation and the spread of disguised propaganda. The study, entitled “Cloaked Politics: The political involvement of non-political … Read more

Araling Panlipunan textbooks crucial in empowering youth to identify historical disinfo – study

School textbooks used by Grade 5 and Grade 6 students have been found lacking in thorough discussion of the Marcos years, potentially leaving students vulnerable to online disinformation Research from the Far Eastern University Public Policy Center (FPPC), which is part of the #FactsFirstPH initiative, reported that Araling Panlipunan (social studies) textbooks used by Grade … Read more